The 20th Century-Fox Hour

Overnight Haul

Season 1, Ep 16, Aired 5/16/56
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  • Episode Description
  • When his young stepson is accidentally pinned under a truck, the driver frantically tries to rouse help in a nearby town. But he is caught taking equipment from a closed service station and is unable to convince anyone the boy is in trouble.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Joseph Cotten

    Host (1955-1956)

  • Jack Stubbs

  • Walter M. Scott

  • Herman Blumenthal

  • Leonard Freeman

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • (Barney & Cousin Brown conversation in jail). Barney: I gotta get him to understand, he's got to understand that's my boy underneath that truck. It's a mountain road, it's lonely ain't nobody gonna see him underneath that truck. He can't last if I don't get to him. He's only a young kid and I left him there, I left him there to get a jack. That's what he thinks I'm doing, he believes in me, you understand. I'm his father, I can't let him down. Somebody's gotta help me, somebody's gotta believe me. Brown: I believe you Cousin, I'll help ya. Do what I tell ya, think you can? Barney: Sure, sure anything. Brown: Pull one over on that cop, just like you're past out see. Barney: Yeah Brown: And when you're lying down, I'll try to get the Sheriff, and if I do get him in here, now listen Cousin, after that you're on your own. OK. Barney: You mean after we get... Brown: Shsh! I hope it works out for ya. And someday if you happen to see me thumbing down a lonesome road, don't pass up alright, now make good 'fore he gits wise.

    Notes (1)

    • TV Adaptation of the 1949 film "Thieves Highway" which starred Richard Conte and Lee J. Cobb.

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